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Mr. Pekka A. Viljakainen

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Advisor To the President

Phone: +7 **********  
Local Address:  Russia
Skolkovo Foundation

Employment History

  • co-Chairman
    Skolkovo Foundation
  • Head
    Tieto Corporation
  • Senior Vice President and Head of Strategic Customer Operations
    Tieto Corporation
  • President
    Tieto Corporation
  • Executive Vice President, Strategic Customer Operations and President
    Digital Innovations
  • Senior Vice President, Strategic Customer Operations and President
    Digital Innovations
  • Advisor To the President
    Skolkovo Foundation & Moscow
  • NO FEAR Community

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Oy Visual Systems Ltd.


  • engineering
    University of Technology
  • engineering
    University of Technology Lappeenranta
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Pekka Viljakainen, Advisor to the President, Skolkovo Foundation
Pekka Viljakainen
Pekka Viljakainen Advisor to the President, Skolkovo Foundation
Mr. Pekka A. Viljakainen was born in Finland 1972. He studied engineering at the University of Technology in Lappeenranta. Thanks to his technical background, Mr. Viljakainen has for 25 years worked as an ambassador between business executives and technology teams. He started as an entrepreneur in 1986, by establishing Oy Visual Systems Ltd. (1986-2004). His company was merged with TietoEnator in 2000. Mr. Viljakainen is widely known by his nickname, Bulldozer. The nickname was earned by his reputation and track record for handling very complex governance and political topics inside large international organizations. During his corporate carrier he acted as trusted advisor for CEO's and chairman's specializing for the transformation related to enterprise digitalization and HR.After 26 years of his active Visual Systems-Tieto carrier, he left from operative roles on 2011 and focused to his non-profit leadership education project called . Because of this he has been visiting speaker and advisor for several international corporations and faculties (like IMD Business School). In 2012 Mr Viljakainen was invited to act as senior advisor for the president of Skolkovo Foundation. Since that he has been acted as a founder and advisor for several nationwide entrepreneurship programs in Russian Federation. Russian StartupTour 2013-2014 (16 + 28 Russian cities) and StartupVillage concepts has key elements of those actions. During those programs he has build a strong network of entrepreneurs, local governmental institutions as well as universities across Russia and abroad.
No Fear | The Team, 23 April 2015 [cached]
Pekka A. Viljakainen
The author Pekka Viljakainen has spent the past 20 years as an ambassador between business executives and technology teams. With a background in engineering from the University of Technology Lappeenranta, Pekka began his career as an entrepreneur in 1986 by establishing Oy Visual Systems Ltd.
In 1998 Pekka joined Tieto through the acquisition of his company. There, Pekka's reputation and track record for handling very complex governance and political topics inside large international organizations and delivering results earned him the nickname "Bulldozer".
Thanks to his technical background and passion for business, Pekka has been one of the leading architects within Tieto for building a more efficient information society. He is heavily involved in promoting the necessary preparations for a true revolution of services, and the strategic role of digitalization across Europe, Russia and China. As a true partner for organizations in most industries, He has analyzed the fundamental changes in consumer behavior and their implications for corporate strategies in all information intensive businesses. His team consisted of 8350 people in 24 countries of Tieto International.
Starting from 1st of November 2010, Pekka made the decision to step down from his operational roles. Prior to his return to business, he will focus his time on his family and charity projects. The winter of 2011 will be spent devoted to supporting the No-Fear project with its global network of executives.
I warmly welcome him to my ..., 23 Dec 2006 [cached]
I warmly welcome him to my diversity team of specialists," says Pekka Viljakainen, head of Tieto International and customer and market operations. For more information: Pekka Viljakainen, Executive Vice President, Tieto, +358 20 726 7337,
TietoEnator Offering Next-Generation Mobility Services on Nokia Mobility Platform, 4 Oct 2006 [cached]
Our co-operation in the R&D area, combined with the offerings from Nokia has turned this vision into reality", says Pekka Viljakainen, Senior Vice President and Head of Strategic Customer Operations at TietoEnator.
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Pekka Viljakainen, the former president of Tieto, has written a new book called NO FEAR: BUSINESS LEADERSHIP IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL COWBOYS, which has been launched simultaneously in English, Finnish, Russian and Chinese (with a German edition coming in early 2012). Building on his personal experience as a global manager, Viljakainen explains how to lead into the future, why it's important to consider what is good in the age-old traditions of leadership and how to utilize the younger generation's methods and tools.
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